Sunday, January 14, 2018
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
This is a sweet book with an incredibly plucky main character. A bit too plucky, if you ask me, but I'm pretty curmudgeonly at times. Aven is a fun narrator who actually does drop her upbeat image and reveal some insecurities at times which makes her all the more interesting to me. I have some pretty big issues with the solution to the mystery and how neatly all those pieces fit together - and all without any unresolved identity crises - even if I could convince myself this is actually magical realism. Which it's not. But I appreciate the title (gotta read the book to get it) and I love Aven's enthusiastic ideas for taking the park up to a whole other level.